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Family of black man shot by officers sues S. Carolina police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

The family of a black man killed by police in South Carolina two years ago has sued, saying there is no clear evidence the 24-year-old man had a gun when he was shot by deputies.

Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.

Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced hundreds of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

Trump says 'oui' to French leader's Bastille Day invitation

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

President Donald Trump plans to celebrate Bastille Day in France.

Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to high court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the Confederate-themed state flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Online school asks Ohio court to block $60M state clawback

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:40am

One of the nation's largest online charter schools on Wednesday asked the Ohio Supreme Court to block the state's efforts to recoup $60 million from the school.

The Latest: Arizona governor: Wildfire is top priority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:33am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

Owner of mansion with 80 neglected Great Danes: I'm innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:33am

The owner of an eight-bedroom mansion in New Hampshire where more than 80 neglected Great Danes were seized insists she is innocent.

Michigan man's bid to overturn murder convictions halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

A Michigan man has lost his effort to reverse his murder and sexual assault convictions from the 1980s.

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

An act of vandalism at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been met with sharp condemnation from elected officials and religious groups.

New Hampshire law gives grandparents custody preference

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

New Hampshire has become the first state in the country to give preference to grandparents in custody cases involving substance abuse.

Salt Lake City zoo macaw dies after flying off during show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

A Salt Lake City zoo's bird show has suffered a second fatality in the past two months after a macaw suddenly flew away at the end of a performance and was hit by a car.

Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across southern Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

Fire officials in southern Idaho say quick responses to more than 20 wildfires sparked by thunderstorms in recent days have helped prevent small fires from turning into the type of giant fires that have scorched the region in recent decades.

Mom's ex-boyfriend gets life in killing of 'Baby Doe'

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:18am

A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the killing of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:15am

Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees have soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

Family investigated in 8 killings say they're being harassed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

A family who Ohio authorities have called the "special focus" of an investigation into the slayings of eight members of a different family say they are being harassed by the state attorney general's office despite their cooperation.

Florida Supreme Court hears death penalty-prosecutor dispute

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

Republican Gov. Rick Scott violated the state constitution by taking 24 murder cases out of the hands of a Florida state attorney who refuses to seek the death penalty, the prosecutor's lawyer told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The Latest: Suspected shooter of deputy identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

The Latest on a law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento (all times local):

Protest planned to demand 3rd Ohio trial in police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

A coalition of groups demanding that a white former police officer be tried a third time in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist plans a protest at the University of Cincinnati.